Art Deco Architecture

    The Style was Launched by Paris Exhibition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs in 1925

    The Art Deco style was launched by Paris Exhibition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs in 1925, which was an echo of the Machine Age featuring geometric decorative touches with a vertically oriented layout. This distinctly urban design was not widely deployed in residential construction; it had more widespread use in commercial and public buildings of the era.

    A look at the book, Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration, and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties - The sheer exuberance of Art Deco ensured its success throughout the world and adapted to a diverse variety of environments. Ranging from gasoline stations in America, European offices and to maharajahs' palaces throughout India and to imperial residences in Japan. All kinds of Public structures, whether state capitols or fountains, bus terminals or skyscrapers all spectacularly illustrated in this unrivaled book delivers a comprehensive look to the most loved of all the 20th-century style architecture.

    Towers and accompanying projections rise above the roofline augment the vertical prominence of this architectural style, made popular by Hollywood movies during the 1930s. Metal window casements, Flat roofs with smooth stucco walls featuring rectangular cut-outs are typical exterior features of Art Deco home styles. Facades most often are flush featuring zigzags and other types of stylized geometric, floral, and "sunrise" motifs. By 1940s Art Deco had evolved to "Art Moderne," featuring rectangular windows of glass-block, curved corners, and a boat-style look. Made popular in the U.S. by Eliel Saarinen, a Finnish architect. The style benefited from a short revival during the 1980s.

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